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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:00 pm | Updated: 7:25 am, Fri Jul 18, 2014.

Differences over staffing standards threaten to unravel contract negotiations between Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and the union that represents the hospital’s 500 nurses and technicians.

Christus St. Vincent made its final offer to the union Wednesday, and the proposal faces a vote Sunday. The 12-member negotiation committee for New Mexico District 1199 of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees unanimously recommended that its members reject the hospital’s offer, despite a monetary reward the hospital is offering the bargaining unit if it ratifies the deal by Sunday.

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2 comments:

  • Doug Lonngren posted at 3:38 pm on Fri, Jul 18, 2014.

    Doug Lonngren Posts: 14

    Based on my experience, if you end up in the hospital you should bring your own support staff of friends and family. I waited over an hour to get a response to my call button.

     
  • Carolyn Garcia-Martinez posted at 10:05 pm on Thu, Jul 17, 2014.

    CarolynDM Posts: 652

    PATHETIC. They want to bribe nurses with a maximum of 5 to 6 hundred dollars at the expense of general public who have NO CHOICE in most cases but to use this crap excuse of a hospital. Keep giving out those bonu$es to doctor$ for the number of $urgeries they perform but screw the nurses who do most of the work. And be sure to keep the administrator's $alaries as high as they are. And of course never stop hiring doctors who have had multiple malpractice suits filed against them. What a slap in the face to this community and the nurses who seem to be about the only ones that care about the patient safety, not to mention their own well being.

     

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